You have just found out you are going to have to live apart from your partner… at least for the time being! Does this now spell the end of the intimacy between the two of you? It could… if you choose to let it happen. But it doesn’t have to turn out that way. You have choices to make; you will find there is much you can do to keep the spark in your relationship until you can be together again.
One of the best ways to open up to the possibilities is to embrace technology. Having the Internet at your disposal puts you light-years ahead of anyone who was in your situation just 20 years ago:
- you no longer have to rely on “snail mail” to get a message to your loved one.
- emails are just as personal as traditional mail and they’re instantaneous.
- Skype is another great form of communication that offers immediate results.
Another great method of personal messaging is to send your long distance love a personal e-card. These can easily be built from services online and the great thing is you really do not have to be an “IT” expert in order to navigate through the process. Some require a small charge, but most are free to use.
Take a video of yourself giving a personal message to your loved one and email it to them. This not only lets them see you in person, but they get to hear your voice as well. You can make it as private as you wish.
Use a webcam to interact with your partner. It requires the same type of equipment on both ends… but it’s as close to being face-to-face with them as you can get without actually being able to touch them.
If you really want to utilize the convenience of a webcam, plan on having dinner together. Pick a specific night to meet online, just like you would meet if you were both in the same town. Agree on a specific type of food you both want, say Italian, for instance. Both of you purchase take-out on that night and meet at the specified time with your meal. Then, sit down in front of your webcams and eat together.
Want to show them you’re willing to put in a little extra effort? Scan the Internet for a local radio station and call it to dedicate a song to your loved one. Then, contact them and have them tune in to hear their dedication.